Claims that gynaecologists’ moral objections are pushing ‘late’ abortions outside the NHS are greatly exaggerated.
Suzy Dean of the Manifesto Club reports on Saturday’s drunken anti-Boris party on the London Underground.
A British bishop’s hysterical comparison of climate change deniers to Josef Fritzl shows how zealous the hunt for modern demons has become.
World leaders are debating global hunger in Rome, yet French fishermen are giving away seafood stolen from supermarkets. What’s going on?
The idea that British academics should boycott Israeli universities and their staff is a slap in the face to academic freedom and solidarity.
There are 1,001 reasons to hate Hillary. The fact that she’s driven and ballsy is not one of them. PLUS: Sean Collins on Democratic dysfunction.
In depicting smoking as a habit of the poor or insane, UK health campaigners are demonising ‘undesirable people’.
The London mayor’s anti-booze ban and the inebriated protest against it reveal a lot about killjoyism and radicalism today.
The problem with teenage drinking is not their livers, but their lives: they’re sticking two blurred fingers up at today’s stifling adult culture.
It was a mad idea to make businesses that employ under-16 paperboys or interns submit to vetting - thank God it’s been scrapped.
It's time Jacqui Smith realised that Islamist extremism is not a ‘foreign’ invader of Britain, but rather springs from our own bankrupt culture.
David Cameron’s Conservatives are profiting from the demise of New Labour – but there is no ‘Tory revival’.
The fetish for vetting anybody who goes near ‘the vulnerable’ is becoming more perverse. Read Mick Hume’s column in The Times.
Meet the geeks, freaks, orange bodybuilders, cookie monsters and twats who make up this year’s British Big Brother.
‘Who will you support?’ asks the BBC in its Euro 2008 trailers. I have another question: ‘Does anyone give a monkey’s?’
From Harvard to the Washington Beltway: his meteoric rise signals the triumph of shallow personality politics over Politics with a capital P.
Continuing our debate on the best and worst of medicine, a historian nominates IVF as one of the greatest breakthroughs.
In the run-up to a live spiked debate, Tim Black says Britain has become a world leader in dithering on nuclear power.
The most striking thing about the 2008 race for the White House is the ‘blue’ elite’s unrestrained disdain for its ‘bitter’ moral inferiors.
As The Apprentice comes to an end, let us challenge the idea that bullying bosses are making life hell for British workers.
High infant mortality, crippling disease, grinding poverty: this is tribal life, as celebrated by Survival International.
The bile-filled assault on Irish voters who are thinking of rejecting the Lisbon Treaty shows just how corrupt and undemocratic is the EU.
Praising the work ethic of immigrants has become a coded way of attacking Britain’s own white feckless ‘underclass’.
Never mind changing ‘how the public thinks’ about immigration. How about changing immigration law?
Neither our security nor our liberty rests on whether police can detain terror suspects without charge for four or six weeks.
With echoes of recent high-profile child abductions, Ben Affleck’s crime drama poses a modern moral dilemma.
From reality TV to school sports, faked activities controlled by outside judges have replaced real competition.
The proposal for a road-pricing scheme in Greater Manchester shows what is driving today’s anti-car zealotry: distrust of the people.
Adult children don’t need a mortgage to leave home, argues Mick Hume in his column in The Times (London).
The rise of the husky-voiced, coquettish female newsreader mirrors the decline of that ‘masculine’ value: objectivity.
England’s absence means we can enjoy watching football without chattering-class panics about hooliganism and ‘bling’.
The radical backlash against alternative medicine allows liberals to imagine a return to their glory days of fighting against ‘menaces to civilisation’.
PARIS: An Irish writer in France tells of his heated TV debates with the Sarkozian critics of Ireland’s child-like voters.
BRUSSELS: The Brussels correspondent for the Daily Telegraph reports on the EU’s plans to forge ahead.
DUBLIN: Kevin Rooney reports on the Irish elite’s fury at the ‘unspeakable’ mass who dared to reject the Treaty.
They have been libelled as an uneducated ‘horde’, yet Irish voters’ rejection of the Lisbon Treaty is a brilliant blow against the EU oligarchy.
The Tory is hardly the historic freedom fighter claimed by some, but he looks like a hero next to the rest of the illiberal, spineless political class.
spiked’s 10-point plan for defending our legal rights in illiberal times.
Gordon Brown says we must go nuclear to prevent climate change - what do you say? Get tickets now for the big spiked debate on the future of energy.
Millions of Japanese face health ‘re-education’ if they don’t slim down - and all because of bogus claims about the dangers of a large waistline.
Neil Rafferty tells spiked about creating Britain’s top satirical site, the Daily Mash, and the serious business of making fun of the elite.
The director of the Design Against Crime Centre responds to Martyn Perks’ claim that designers are bowing down to the UK government’s authoritarian agenda.
Conservationists seem happier to restrict the lives of poor people in India than find a solution that benefits both animals and humans.
A new directive allowing EU states to detain immigrants for 18 months makes Britain’s new anti-terrorism laws seem liberal.
The Portuguese winger may be brilliant, but to this United nut, he was always more of a holiday romance than a lifelong commitment.
Relentless cursing is ignorant and unfunny, but using profanity judiciously - like Joan Rivers did this week - can be hilarious.
Measures that prohibit patting a boy on the head or putting a plaster on a girl’s knee are killing the spirit of teaching and caring.
Morgan Tsvangirai’s withdrawal from the presidential run-off is understandable – but it exposes the undemocratic dynamic to Western interference.
M Night Shyamalan’s latest blockbuster is an all-too-familiar lecture about the destructiveness of mankind. (Warning: spoilers ahead!)
The EU elites’ Mugabe-style disdain for their populist opponents only shows how cut off they are from the people of Europe.
The mayor’s sacking of a political adviser over a ‘race phrase row’ shows that he has more in common with bossy Blairites than people think.
Recent TV documentaries exposing that Primark’s clothes are made by Indian child labourers have been nauseatingly elitist.
Ignore those researchers who claim to have discovered a ‘gay gene’, says Peter Tatchell: gay desire is not genetically determined.
The use of anonymous witnesses in criminal trials is an assault on open justice and the presumption of innocence.
Drugs are useless in interactive sports like tennis, but they may help to extend athletes’ careers. So let’s un-ban them.
There can be no democratic solution until the struggle to oust Mugabe is separated from the moral posturing of the international community.
With Poles playing for Germany and a London boy playing for Turkey, national identities are blurred at Euro 2008.
You don’t have to be a foodie or petrolhead to enjoy watching the big-ego, un-PC hosts of The Supersizers Go... and Top Gear.
England’s law of defamation is the enemy of free speech. So why did the head of Liberty threaten a minister with a writ?
Children are being educated to re-educate parents in the ways of ‘healthy living’. Read Mick Hume’s column in The Times.
A new pamphlet, published today, argues that the UK government’s hysterical vetting of adults who work with kids is strangling social solidarity.
In an extract from their new book, Kathryn Ecclestone and Dennis Hayes argue that the relentless introduction of emotional literacy into the school curriculum is opening young people’s minds to the policing of the authorities.
With its lurid descriptions of the 'feral youth' and fat 'toothless slatterns' of Belfast, Kevin Myers’ vicious attack on Irish Republicanism is an attempt to rewrite the history of the Troubles and absolve Britain of colonial guilt.
Nicholson Baker's historical montage has got many reviewers spitting blood, yet all he has done is remind us that the motives and behaviour of the Allies in the Second World War were often far from decent.
A striking new book argues that ‘invasive parenting’, ‘hyper parenting’ and even ‘death-grip parenting’ are turning out a nation of wimps: young adults who can’t cope without having mommy on call. Is it true – and how did it happen?
Chris Fernyhough has written a sometimes touching book on his daughter’s mental development in the first three years. But he fails to get to the heart of the infant’s transition from biological machine to human agent.
Fareed Zakaria, author of the hot political book of the moment, is like a weather vane for America’s foreign policy establishment: his own twists and turns expose the deep disarray running through elite circles in the US.
George Monbiot’s Kafkaesque transformation from green hysteric to ‘man of science’ shows how environmentalism is adding a gloss of ‘scientific truth’ to elite prejudices and fears.
In this extract from his new book Strange Fruit: Why Both Sides are Wrong in the Race Debate, Kenan Malik says twenty-first century sociobiologists have turned divisive identity politics into a natural feature of the human condition.
In this new essay Jennie Bristow traces the origin of the ‘woman question’, victim feminism, and the therapeutic state.
Last week’s rowdy spiked/CMP debate pitted die-hard greens against nuclear representatives in a clash of moralities.
In the name of ‘saving the planet’, many in the chattering classes are praying for an economic slump.
Prior to a live spiked debate on the ‘internet crunch’, Rob Killick slams the scaremongering of those who claim the internet might soon collapse.